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Spanish Potato Salad - Ensaladilla

This recipe for Spanish Potato Salad - Ensaladilla has been reproduced courtesy of Orce Serrano Hams -

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This is a very traditional tapas dish and is served all over Spain. It is the most common tapa to be served with a beer.

Ingredients for Spanish Potato Salad

3 medium potatoes
150g fresh frozen peas
120g green beans
1 large carrot
1 small onion
1 small red pepper
2 tablespoons green olives
2 hard boiled eggs
1 medium tomato
1 tablespoon capers

For the dressing:
200ml mayonnaise
1 teaspoon French mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice

How to make Spanish Potato Salad

  • Wash the potatoes and cut into chunks or thick slices. Peel and dice the carrot. In a saucepan, cook the potato and carrot until just tender. Then add the peas and green beans to the same pan and cook for a further 5 minutes until all the vegetables are done.
  • Drain the vegetables and place in a large bowl or serving dish.
  • Peel and finely chop the onion, finely dice the pepper and tomato and slice the hard boiled eggs.
  • Add the pepper, onion, eggs, capers, tomato and olives to the other vegetables and mix together.
  • Make a dressing by mixing together the mayonnaise, mustard and lemon juice in a separate bowl.
  • Spoon the dressing onto the salad a tablespoon at a time and mix together, you don't want to overload the salad with the mayonnaise dressing.
  • Serve with a garnish of chopped parsley and ground black pepper.

Spanish Potato Salad - Ensaladilla

Orce Serrano Hams

Published with permission of Orce Serrano Hams